Latest Communication disorders Stories
The idea of teaching social competence is just now beginning to gain attention in teacher preparation programs.
Recent studies by a UT Dallas researcher aim at finding better ways to diagnose young children with language impairments.
Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking.
A new study has shown that babies who develop autism show different brain responses within the first year of their life.
Deafness affects 2 to 4 of every 1,000 people within the United States alone. A gene known as FGF20, located in a portion of the genome has been associated with inherited deafness in otherwise healthy families, but new clues found in mice may lead to a solution in human deafness.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine report they have found new clues that may help scientists understand the genetic causes of deafness.
In the largest study of brain development in preschoolers with autism to date, a study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found that 3-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts.
Mutated genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear prevent sound waves from being converted into electrical signals- a fundamental first step in hearing. Restoring electrical signals in the sensory cells of deaf mice by introducing new genes allowed the mice to hear.
A primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairments in social-communication skills.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).